SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - It's been a week with lots of good news stories, and we start Thursday with a sports lesson that's really a lesson in life.
Physical disabilities don't have to prevent people from playing sports. If you want proof, just check out the driving range at Hunter Golf Club the first Saturday of every month. Veterans and civilians with disabilities are invited to attend Hunter for an Adaptive Golf Clinic and receive lessons to help overcome limitations and remove barriers to the game. As the adaptive clinics grow in popularity, more equipment is being required to meet demands. A golf tournament at Hunter on May 18 will help raise money to fill some of the program's needs.
It's the National Women Build Week, and the Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity and Lowe's are marking the occasion by building their 144th home. Volunteers raised the first wall on the homes throughout Savannah this week as part of the project. Now in its eleventh year, the organizations say it's about bringing the community together to provide housing for families in need. This year, Lowe's donated nearly $2 million to Habitat for Humanity to support the National Women Build Week, which will also take place in over 300 other communities.
It's not always easy to tell when you've impacted someone's life, but for Irene Johnson, it is. Johnson was a case manager at Employability, where she helped find positions for differently-abled adults in the mainstream workforce, and where she was welcomed back with fondness on a recent visit. Johnson's passion for helping people will be honored when she receives Senior Citizens, Inc.'s Legends, Leaders, and Life Well Lived Award. SCI will give it out for the first time at a luncheon this week.
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